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Zuckerberg and Wife to Open Private School

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Hoping to counter poverty's toll on children, Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are launching a private comprehensive preschool and K-8 school, linked to health services for children and families in East Palo Alto, Calif.

The Primary School will target the most disadvantaged residents of East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park and is set to open in August.

The school is the couple's latest donation to education. Others have included a $100 million gift to the Newark, N.J., schools, $7.5 million for college scholarships to undocumented students, and a $120 million pledge to schools in poor Bay Area communities.

Vol. 35, Issue 10, Page 4

Published in Print: October 28, 2015, as Zuckerberg and Wife to Open Private School
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